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Lead Nurse - Airways, Breathing and Circulation (Band 8b)

Job Description

Our vision is High Quality, Safe Healthcare and our staff work together to provide excellent health care services, if you’re passionate about making a difference and would like to be a part of our exciting and progressive NHS Foundation Trust then we welcome you to apply below.

Lead Nurse – Airways, Breathing and Circulation, Clinical Business Unit

It is an exciting time for the Trust as we have recently undergone restructuring within our Senior Nurse and Management tier.

This exciting opportunity is for the Lead nurse – Band 8b, for the Clinical Business Unit (CBU) of Airway, Breathing and Circulation. This encompasses the following specialities,

  • Cardiology including Cardiac Catheter Lab and CCU

  • Respiratory

  • Critical care and the Acute Care team

The Lead Nurse will have managerial experience in leading teams and will possess leadership skills to deal competently with complex issues. To succeed in this role you will be a Registered Nurse with a degree or equivalent qualification in nursing.

We are looking for individuals who have already demonstrated a track record in leading significant change through collaboration with clinical teams. Candidates will require the knowledge and experience of improving acute hospital pathways and delivery through and with others, but also be able to identify when they need to manage more closely.You will need an adaptive and engaging leadership style that quickly engenders the trust and confidence of clinical teams whilst holding them to account.As a creative individual, with exceptional commercial skills, you will have the resilience to balance the pace of day to day operational management of key patient services with a drive and vision from continuous quality improvement to achieve long term sustainability.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Nursing, the role is part of a senior triumvirate in the CBU, involving Nurse, Manager and Clinician.

This role includes a commitment to the Trust’s Out of Hours on-call rota.

If you require any further information regarding the role please contact Sue Franklin, Associate Director of Nursing on  ( Phone number removed )  or Kimberley Salmon-Jamieson, Director of Nursing on  ( Phone number removed ) .

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

This Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities, from ethnic minorities and all other social groups. We operate Family Friendly and Career Break policies.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

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All posts are subject to NHS Employment Check Standards including a DBS check, if applicable. Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

From 1st April 2016, a charge of £39 (Standard) or £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

NB. Current employees of Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who have had a satisfactory DBS check, carried out by this Trust during the last 3 years, will not be required to undertake a new one. Where staff have not had a check (classification appropriate to the post offered) within the last 3 years, they will be required to undertake and pay for this, as per the arrangements above.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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